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. you and i aren't but they near washington and the obama administration launched a 100 city tour, what is it the bill for that? >> that's what republicans want to know. 100 city tour sends obama administration officialings in community to help people apply for more aid. the white house said the price tag doesn't compare to spending cuts. one republican said it is more taxpayer dollars going out the door. >> how many people going on the tour and why are we doing this if not for particular mines . it should be . represents a drop in the bucket to an 85 billion dollar cut. >> they're calling on them to cancil the tour. remember to catch the full interview with senator lindsay graham tonight immediately following the fox report. >> well, reports the family of the disabled runner oscar pistorius said he wants to make contact with the grieving family of the dead girlfriend reeva steenkamp, but whether any meeting will happen is anybody's guess. most of the steenkamp's family feel he is guilty. the judge determined that pistorius is too famous to being a flight risk. he kill would steenkamp t
and jam crane, a major democratic donor. mr. obama due back in washington tonight. not only will facebook probably not pay a penny in federal and state taxes for all of 2012, the social media giant expects a federal tax refund of -- are you ready? $430 million. wow. here's why. facebook reported about $1 paraleg $1 billion in pretax dollars last year but gets to rely on stock options it awards to executives. it's perfectly legal. >>> an air force bomber jacket worn by jfk is a top seller of kennedy family memorabilia. the leather jacket has the presidential patch on it. it fetched $629,000. other items included a birthday card from john john to his dad and a marked up itinerary for the slain president's 1963 trip to dallas. relatives found the items at the ho home of one of jfk's special assistants. >>> a new report by "usa today" is uncovering serious problems with a multimillion dollar army program. the program calls itself the human terrain system. it's designed to help american troops better understand and interact with people in countries where they're stationed, to win the hearts an
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
. democrats want the fight. the republicans perhaps don't. fantastic article today in "washington examiner" which i read all the time. >> no, you don't. >> by bryon york, the effect of boehner's argument is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. after all, the president certainly agrees that boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self defeating? are they hurting the brand in the fight? >> you have to understand the back story. the gop thought they had a winning hand last year, the message would win them back the white house. it didn't work out that way and then they found themselves in a really difficult situation the end of the year facing tax increases across the board, obama had the upper hand there and they caved in a way that was incredibly painful for them. and so they looking coming out of january, they made the decision that they would rather stand and fight on the sequester than the debt ceiling. fight on the sequester to say in nine days that the
days, what washington is calling the sequester. and keep in mind that plan actually originated in the obama white house but was approved by the house and the senate. in front of a sea of first responders in washington, the president today lashed out at republicans in congress saying if legislators don't come to an agreement, emergency services will take a hit. that was just one of a number of possible consequences the president listed off if the cuts are allowed to begin march 1st. he talked about fewer police and firefighters, longer airport security lines, lost jobs, criminals going free, teachers being laid off. democrats in the senate have proposed replacing the forced spending cuts with reduced defense spending and end to agriculture subsidies and more tax revenue for millionaires, but house republicans have rejected any increased taxes as a solution. here's what the president had to say today about that. >> so far at least the idea is that the republicans have proposed asks nothing of the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations, so the burden is all on first responde
of this fact. in an op-ed in the wall street journal, in a bit of irony president obama stood with first responders who could lose their jobs if the policy goes into effect. and most americans are just hearing about this washington creation for the first time. and the sequester, what they may not realize from mr. obama's statement is that it's a product of the president's own failed leadership and the speaker is absolutely right. we've been prominent members of the democratic party and even they are pointing the finger where it belongs, at obama. >> the president's part of the sequester. and the white house recommended it frankly back in august of 2011 and now we're feeling the effects of it. now, i don't want to say that the president solely it's not, it's the president and the congress. >> sean: and joining me, juan williams and david limbaugh. let's see, bob woodward, max baucus and go back to 2011, juan williams, and listen to the president speaking in what he now views in apocalyptic terms and he supported it. watch. >> already some in congress are trying to undo these automatic spe
for what's going on right now. president obama is to blame for demagoguing washington monumenting, the small 1% cuts are going to be on the most important things and republicans to blame for acting like military cuts are the huge job creator. the truth is both are hugely to blame for not handling big issues, big problems addressing this as one big deficit reduction package. not this small little force cut project. >> we've all played the blame game ourselves. i didn't want to be accused of being a hypocrite. that standoff continues on spending cuts. there are signs are common ground on marriage equality on display in this new ad from the respect for marriage coalition. >> none of wus want to be told we can't marry the person we love. growing majority of americans believe it's time to allow marriage for gay and lesbian couples. >> when couples are committed they ought to have the same rights everyone else has. >> allowing them to live together with the protection of the law it seems to me is the way we should move in this country. >> freedom means freedom for everyone. >> it featur
in washington. >> john mccain is now using those very words, taking his criticism of the obama administration to a new level. this is all about the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya from last year. let's bring in barbara star. where is all this heading now? >> it is stepping up once again. the debate over what happened in benghazi this past week already slowed down senate confirmation for chuck hagel at the pentagon to be secretary of defense. john brennan to take over at cia and senator john mccain again and still wants answers from the administration about it all. a congressional hearing -- >> you ought to have your facts straight. >> after congressional hearing. >> who is responsible now? >> john mccain challenges the white house on his response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> there many, many questions and we had a massive cover up. >> you said there is a cover up? a cover up of what? >> i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> the white house said it has given answers. conducted 20 briefings for
jones in washington. >> reporter: while president obama played golf with tiger woods at a private club in florida, his new chief of staff defended the white house against charges it's trying to sabotage congressional efrlts to reach a deal on immigration by drafting its own bill without consulting republicans. >> we're doing exactly what we said we would do which is we'll be prepared in the event the bipartisan talks going on the hill which were very aggressively supported, if those do not work out, then we'll have an option that will be ready to put out there. >> reporter: white house says its immigration bill is a plan b. if congress doesn't act. but a draft of the bill obtained by "usa today" drew fire from republicans who support the white house. marco rubio called it half baked, seriously flawed and dead on arrival. rubio, like john mccain, is a key gop negotiator. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want to a result or does he want another reason to beat up republicans so he
just ten days away from washington's latest deadline for forced spending cuts, otherwise known by the distinctly unsexy and misused word, sequester. today, president obama said again something must be done. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> so there are two solutions. number one, lawmakers find another way to punt, ie, delay the cuts for another few months or two, actually come up with a major plan to slash the debt. number two is not going to happen. the punt, i kind of like. anyway, that won't happen. number one has a decent chance. number one has failed, too. after all, the feared forced cuts are only 2.5% of projected total federal spending. we have an economics professor at nyu and former director of the congressional budget office. at this point, are the cuts inevitable? why is the president still talking about it? >> well, we're ten days away and it seems like the republicans really don't want
of congress locked up here in washington. that's number one. he number two i can't stress enough that hospitals and health care providers want this, ed. and the obama administration understood that when they put together the package that's known as obamacare. there's a lot of money that's going to wind up in the hands of for-profit health care organizations. and one of the things that rick scott got in florida was special permission from washington to allow him to manage the expansion of medicaid in a way that will maximize the involvement of hospitals and private health care providers. that's part of the deal he's trying to work out for. but it's mostly for him about politics and recognizing political realities if he has to go up against charlie crist. >> there's one other thing. 9 governor of florida is pushing for a pay increase for teachers. i guess he's discovered that austerity just doesn't work. so he's trying to mend things up on all front. >> they used to say a conservative's a liberal who's mugged by reality. it's now the other way around. >> howard fineman, great to ha
. lucie, traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. president obama heads home later today after a weekend of golf, including a game with tiger woods on sunday. the debate over immigration reform back in washington is escalating. new white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough on "meet the press" after a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal, creating a new visa, allowing illegal immigrants to become legal residents within eight years. mcdonough says the president has not proposed a bill yet and is hoping congress will act first. >> we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill which, by the way, we're aggressively supporting. if those do not work out, we'll have an option that we'll be ready to put out there. >> reporter: republicans slammed the report, including a key player in the bipartisan talks, marco rubio saying if actually proposed the president's bill would be dead on arrival. senator john mccain accused the white house of playing politics. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> repo
, hurting the poor because washington has no courage. again today, all we heard was blame when it comes to the forced spending cuts to take effect in eight days. president obama made some talk radio appearances. >> whether or not we can move republicans at this point to do the right thing is what we're still trying to gauge. >> now, he's called the cuts severe and brutal. house speaker john boehner, guess what, completely agrees with that. he's called them deep and dangerous, but they're not doing anything about it. here's the thing about the cuts. they're going to hurt some people that nobody wants to hurt. people already in pain, more than 4 million homebound and disabled seniors may have to go without dinner this year because of cuts to meals on wheels programs in the forced cuts. 70,000 children from lower income families will not be able to enroll in preschools and day care centers because of the forced spending cuts. the owners of about 10,000 homes and small businesses destroyed by hurricane sandy won't get the money needed for repair and recovery. now, there are all kinds of thi
that washington, d.c. has a spending problem. and president obama, today he's calling for raising taxes. before we talk about raising taxes on hard-working americans, we need to address the wasteful spending that we continue to see within the federal government. this year alone, we spent $2.2 billion on free cell phones in 2013. and the list goes on and on. and yet the democrats are not recognizing we have a spending problem or the impact of out of control spending on our economy. >> i know republicans and i saw a statement from speaker boehner today, saying that raising taxes is not on the table. the revenue question has -- the revenue debate has been closed. so can you say with 100% certainty that republicans will not go along with any tax increases, even on the wealthiest americans, even on big corporations? >> we need to address the spending side of this equation. that's where the republicans believe that we can find the common ground. the sequester, these across the board cuts, drastic cuts, disproportionately impacting the military and our defense, they were president obama's idea and they c
not something that is so popular in washington. we're nine days away now from the forced spending cuts that are going to take effect, and while we may be short on time, we are not short on blame. president obama for one was busy today with no less than eight local television interviews. the president, according to the white house, telling his side of the story directly to the american people, blaming republicans in this interview with wcvb boston. >> the way this arose was back in 2011, the republicans were threatening to default on the full faith and credit of the united states. and we had to avoid that. the hope was that they would use this year and a half to come up with a sensible deficit reduction package. now, we've reduced $2.5 trillion on our deficit. we've got about $1.5 trillion more to go. there's a better way to do it than this, but the key is for them to go ahead and put forward the balanced, responsible approach that will avoid these cuts. >> he wants them to put forth the approach. john boehner, meanwhile with, is the them, sort of. he made his case directly to the peopl
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